*July 30, 2009
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 30, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, July 30th, 2009
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A juvenile and two adult RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS were found by Mike
Hendrickson on the 19th along the railroad tracks in the Morgan Park
neighborhood of west Duluth. Jan and Larry Kraemer reported several
shorebird species at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area on the 17th,
including LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS. Five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were seen on the 17th at the Two
Harbors golf course.
With the breeding season wrapping up in northeastern Minnesota, early
migrant passerines should begin to arrive along the North Shore. Mike
Hendrickson saw a TENNESSEE WARBLER on the 29th along the Kent Road near
the UMD campus.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
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